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The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.
Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.
He makes sure that the Russian crowds on site are perfectly informed
Sergey Bednaruk is the track announcer for the DTM race meeting at Moscow. And in addition, he is a true motor-racing expert. Bednaruk works both for the Russian version of motorsport.com and as TV commentator. In his expert tip he tells us what he is expecting from the Russian race weekend and who he believes to become the beaming winners.
As such behaviour massively damages the sport’s public reputation, the sentence had to be appropriately severe
The sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, analysed the incidents that occurred within the framework of the DTM race at Spielberg and convicted the persons involved for having displayed gamesmanship.
DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics
Audi and BMW are the manufacturers who dominated the races held at Russia’s Moscow Raceway to date. Since the modern motor-racing facility located in the western parts of the Russian capital was opened in 2012, DTM contested two race weekends there.
This weekend, nearly 40 percent of the DTM grid will compete in the tradition-rich Belgian endurance race.
The 67th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Ardennes Rollercoaster will be held from 25th to 26th July. In this race, the BMW Z4 GT3 entered by Roal Motorsport will attract particular attention.
Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place
Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.
Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.
This weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.
The new DTM race format has been accepted extraordinarily well by both the motor-racing enthusiasts on site and the TV audience.
One race on Saturday and one on Sunday – this format does not only make for twice as much race action but also for a clearly increased TV presence. Consequently, the legendary stone grandstand and the other stands of the third DTM meeting of the season were well filled as early as on Saturday. A total of 123,000 visitors over the weekend turned the Norisring into a true boiling pot.